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Review of Old Wentworth Gaol

Old Wentworth Gaol
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Wentworth
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

I agree with the previous review. This is essentially a country lock up, however it has an interesting paranormal report and it also has very good information on the Harry Manya story. Even though the aboriginal section is very poorly presented, I found it far more interesting than the gaol itself. Wentworth gaol has so much potential, but they really need to get a grant to present it properly.

Thank Yarrockster
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

If you are expecting a flashy clever smart tourist venue then you will be disappointed. It is in grave need of a dust, and that's just the reception cum booking area. The guy who runs it does so single handed so I feel rather mean criticising it but I have to say that there are an awful lot of cheap and tacky souvenirs on show. This building used to be staff quarters, and it would be nice if they were decorated in period style but they aren't, they offer a jumbled collection of items fondly called 'antiques' all crammed in so you can barely move, and all over priced - all I can say is that one man's junk is another man's valuable antique. I've never seen anyone buy anything. The gaol itself is fascinating, as long as you don't expect it to be smart, with expensive sets. It doesn't. It's just a country lock up. Always was, and I doubt it will ever change. What it does have is informative home made posters and information boards which, if people ignore the fact that they are all homemade, are actually full of interesting information. It also has atmosphere by the shed full. To the mockers, I say stop thinking about being some sophisticated adult and just watch the children - are they whining about it being awful, or dreadful, or boring? No, they aren't! They drink it in.. they all put their head in the stocks, they all ring the big bell, they all try to lock their ankles in the leg irons, and they all shrink into their parents when they walk into the main cell block. They love it. And so will you, if you take it for what it is. So for adults it is probably fairly average, but interesting, and yes, if you ran it you might do it better.... but for children, it scores much better than that. It's definitely worth a visit.

Thank daydreamer49
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

What a waste of money!!! Wasn't worth the $8 to get in. There is nothing to see, the cells are empty. The room are mostly empty, and most of the artifacts are borrowed
The entry is an embarrassment, the first 3 rooms, which is supposed to be the guards cottage is a shop selling antiques!!
Don't waste your time
Use your $8 wisely & buy lunch

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

while its not huge by any means the wentworth gaol takes u back to what life must have been like for those that were locked up there back in the days of wentworth being a busy inland port , well worth a visit if your in the area with some time to spare

Thank Ned D
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Well maintained tourist attraction. Most informative of what went on within the walls of the old gaol. Affordable family attraction.

Thank Robyn K
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